IBM Informix Choice Edition V11.50 helps deploy low-cost scalable and reliable solutions for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-272
July 20, 2010

 
 ENUS210-272.PDF (92KB)

Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
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IBM® Informix® Choice Edition V11.50 for Apple Macintosh OS X and Microsoft® Windows® is low-cost, feature-rich software helping Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows developers and solution providers to deploy highly scalable, reliable, embeddable solutions.

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

Reference:

Informix Choice Edition:  YE001
Informix Growth Edition:  YE001

 
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IBM Informix Choice Edition V11.50 is a low cost, feature rich edition for Apple Macintosh OS X and Microsoft Windows developers, solution providers, and independent software vendors (ISVs). Informix Choice Edition brings near enterprise class database server capabilities to the mid-market enabling you to develop solutions easily and quickly.

Informix Choice Edition provides the following capabilities for Mac OS X and Windows:

  • Enterprise replication up to two root-server nodes
  • High Availability Data Replication (HDR)
  • Two node cluster - 1 primary, 1 secondary (1 HDR or 1 RSS)

IBM Informix Choice Edition for Mac OS X and Windows uses:

  • Maximum 8 GB of memory as sum of SHMTOTAL across all database instances of an install of the Informix Choice Edition
  • Maximum of two sockets, total eight cores
  • Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms only

IBM Informix Growth Edition V11.50xC7, or later can now also take advantage of Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.


 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements section.


 
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Planned availability date
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July 20, 2010: Electronic availability

August 3, 2010: Media availability


 
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Description
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Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Informix Growth Edition is capable as of August 3, 2010 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Informix Choice Edition is capable as of August 3, 2010 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

The following third-party products are not covered under the IBM license agreement:

IBM product name                  Third-party product
 
Informix Choice Edition           Server Studio with Sentinel
Informix Growth Edition           Server Studio with Sentinel

IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of these third-party products included in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information on the Section 508 status of these products.


 
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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Informix Choice Edition        Multilingual    August 3, 2010
 V11.50.0                       (French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                English,
                                Czech,
                                Slovakian,
                                Italian,
                                Polish)
Informix Growth Edition        English         May 25, 2010
 V11.50.0

 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-B41   11.50.0                      IBM Informix Choice
                                         Edition
5725-A40   11.50.0                      Informix Growth Edition

 
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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Available from IBM training, the newest offerings to support your training needs, enhance your skills and boost your success with IBM software. IBM offers a complete portfolio of training options including traditional classroom, private onsite and eLearning courses. Many of our classroom courses are part of IBM's "Guaranteed to run program" ensuring your course will never be canceled. We have a robust eLearning portfolio including Instructor-Led Online (ILO) courses and self-paced virtual courses (SPVC). A perfect complement to classroom training, our eLearning portfolio offers something for every need and every budget; simply select the style that suits you.

Be sure to take advantage of our custom training plans to map your path to acquiring skills. Enjoy further savings when you purchase training at a discount with an IBM Education Pack - online account - flexible and convenient way to pay, track, and manage your education expenses online.

Course name      Classroom        Instructor-Led   Self-paced
                                  Online           virtual
                                                   classroom
 
Informix System  IX81             3X81             2X81
 Administration
Informix         IX22             3X22             2X22
 Database
 Administration:
 Managing and
 Optimizing Data
Informix         IX13             3X13             -
 Structured
 Query Language
Informix 11      IX40             3X40             -
 Performance
 Tuning
Informix 11      IX42             3X42             -
 Replication
Informix 11 New  IX30             3X30             2X30
 Features
Informix 11      IX91             3X91             -
 Internal
 Architecture
Informix         IXA5             3XA5             -
 Warehouse: SQL
 Warehousing
 Tool and Admin
 Console

Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are available at

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Visit the Web site below or call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for scheduling and enrollment.

http://www.ibm.com/training

IBM Professional Certification

Information Management Professional Certification is a business solution for skilled IT professionals to demonstrate their expertise to the world. Certification validates skills and demonstrates proficiency with the most recent IBM technology and solutions.

Exam no.               Exam name              Title
                       certification
 
918                    System Administration  IBM Certified System
                       for IBM Informix       Administrator -
                       Dynamic Server V11     Informix Dynamic
                                              Server V11

For additional information about this exam, refer to

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/ovr918.shtml

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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IBM Redbooks®

IBM Redbooks offer deep technical insight from IBM and industry experts. These books highlight real-time experiences, and include sample code, typical scenarios, and step-by-step, "how-to" guidelines.

 
IBM form no.             Title
 
SG24-7730-00             Migrating from Oracle to IBM Informix on
                          Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows
SG24-7788-00             Data Warehousing with Informix 

No publications are shipped with these products.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.


 
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
Operating system       Version                Hardware
 
Windows                Windows XP, Windows    Intel® x86,
                        2003, Windows 2008,    x64(AMD64, Intel
                        Windows 2008 R2,       EM64T)
                        Windows Vista,
                        and Windows 7
Mac OS X               Mac OS X10.5.2, or     Intel EM64T
                        later (Leopard)
                        Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow
                        Leopard)
Software requirements

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Security, auditability, and control

Informix Choice Edition uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet®.

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/IBM_SW_ValueNet.html

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet in your geography for a specific Software ValueNet portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Informix Choice Edition CPU     IBM Informix    Informix
 Option                              Enterprise      Dynamic Server
                                     Servers
IBM Informix Choice Edition User    IBM Informix    Informix
 Option                              Enterprise      Dynamic Server
                                     Servers
IBM Informix Growth Edition CPU     IBM Informix    Informix
 Option                              Enterprise      Dynamic Server
                                     Servers
IBM Informix Growth Edition User    IBM Informix    Informix
 Option                              Enterprise      Dynamic Server
                                     Servers
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Informix Choice Edition CPU       5725-B41   Per Limited Use
 Option                                           Socket
IBM Informix Choice Edition User      5725-B41   Per Authorized
 Option                                           User Single
                                                  Install
IBM Informix Growth Edition CPU       5725-A40   Per Limited Use
 Option                                           Socket
IBM Informix Growth Edition User      5725-A40   Per Authorized
 Option                                           User Single
                                                  Install

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User Single Install

If licensee acquires a program based on this charge metric, then the terms of this section apply.

Licensee must acquire a separate Authorized User Single Install license entitlement for each Authorized User of the program accessing each individual install.

Authorized User Single Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but if the Authorized User has accessed or has access to more than one Install of the program, the Authorized User requires a separate entitlement for each such install. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program on each install in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

A client device is considered a separate Authorized User of the program and requires an entitlement as if that client device were a person.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Informix Choice Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Informix Choice Edition User Option
Informix Choice Ed User Opt Per Auth User Single         E090LLL
 Install Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Informix Choice Ed User Opt Per Auth User Single         D0DGCLL
 Install Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Informix Choice Ed Usr Opt Per Auth Usr Single Instl SW  D0DGDLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Informix Choice Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Informix Choice Edition CPU Option
Informix Choice Ed CPU Opt Per Limited Use Socket        E090JLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Informix Choice Ed CPU Opt Per Limited Use Socket Lic +  D0DG6LL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
Informix Choice Ed CPU Opt Per Limited Use Socket SW     D0DG7LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

Informix Choice Edition

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Informix Choice
 Edition User Option
Informix Express® Ed Auth    Ifmx Choice Ed Usr Opt f    D0DGELL
 User Single Install         Express Ed AUSI Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Informix Choice Edition

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Informix Choice
 Edition CPU Option
Informix Express Ed 100     Ifmx Choice Ed CPU Opt f    D0DG8LL
 PVU to 1 LU Socket          Exp Ed 100 PVU to 1 LUS
                             Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12
Qualified Competitor        Ifmx Choice Ed CPU Opt f    D0DG9LL
 Processor                   Qualified Competitor Proc
                             Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12

Informix Growth Edition

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Informix Growth
 Edition User Option
Informix Choice Ed Auth     Infmx Grw User Opt Fr       D0DJBLL
 User Single Install         Choice Ed Auth Usr Single
                             Instl Trade Up Lic + SW S

Informix Growth Edition

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Informix Growth
 Edition CPU Option
Informix Choice Ed LU       Ifmx Grw Ed CPU Opt LUS Fr  D0DJCLL
 Socket                      Choice Ed LU Socket Trade
                             Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Informix Choice Edition V11.50.0
Informix Choice Edition V11.50. DVD Media Pack           BB14VML
 Multilingual

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Informix Choice Edition V11.50.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Informix Choice         Informix Choice Edition     BB14VML
 Edition CPU Option per      V11.50. DVD Media Pack
 Limited Use Socket          Multilingual
IBM Informix Choice         Informix Choice Edition     BB14VML
 Edition User Option per     V11.50. DVD Media Pack
 Authorized User Single      Multilingual
 Install

 
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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
Informix Choice Edition                   5725-B41   L-KLET-86PRG7
Informix Growth Edition                   5725-A40   L-DPAS-83SUHN

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that if for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Informix Choice Edition:  Yes
Informix Growth Edition:  Yes
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Other terms
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.


 
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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet, if applicable. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

 
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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 
 
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
 
 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
 
Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
           ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
           3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
           Markham, Ontario
           Canada  L3R 2Z1
 
Reference: YE001
 

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

IBM, Informix, Passport Advantage, Redbooks, ValueNet, Express, iSeries, pSeries and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

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http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

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